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Leveraging the enhanced Investment Tax Credit (ITC) to reduce the cost of solar lighting

Whether you’re a developer looking for a fast and flexible way to light a new housing project or a municipality looking to reduce infrastructure costs and meet sustainability goals, there has never been a better time to invest in solar lighting. That might sound like a ‘line’ coming as it is […]

29 May 2024

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Why solar lighting is an ideal solution for dog parks

Dog ownership is on the rise in the U.S., with nearly 45% households nationwide owning at least one. As a result, more and more dog parks are being built to give dogs and their owners a safe outdoor space to exercise and socialize. While creating a new dog park might initially […]

22 April 2024

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Put an end to copper wire theft with solar street lighting

Cities across North America are grappling with a sustained spike in copper theft, the illegal practice of stripping the high-valued metal from substations, cell towers, street lights, construction sites, and other locations to sell to recycling centers for profit. In Los Angeles, the number of copper theft incidents has surged from just […]

17 April 2024

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Leveraging the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant for Solar Lighting

The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program is a bipartisan infrastructure program that has allocated 5 billion dollars over 5 years, from 2022-2026, to improve the safety of roadways in the United States. The SS4A program provides funding opportunities for: Political subdivisions of a State like counties, cities, […]

08 April 2024

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Playgrounds After Dark: How Sol Can Ensure Safer, Brighter Nights

Playgrounds are a cornerstone of any engaged local community. They encourage a more active lifestyle for children and their families while teaching children invaluable social skills when they are out of school. However, many children can’t take advantage of playgrounds in winter months because by the time they are out of school […]

08 March 2024

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Illuminating the Way: Optimal Lighting for Boat Launches

For veteran and novice boaters alike, boat launches are a delicate and intricate process that require a skilled hand even in perfect conditions. With the integrity of their boats at risk, boaters need every advantage to ensure a safe, effective launch, especially in lower lighting conditions. Many lighting solutions have trouble […]

08 March 2024

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How Solar Lighting Could Impact Your Community & how to Advocate for It

Quality Infrastructure and How Solar Lighting is the First Step Infrastructure is the foundation of any city, town, or municipality. There are critical factors that influence how an area’s infrastructure operates—its budget allocation and the safety of its citizens are among the most important. Solar lighting has the tools to help both. […]

09 February 2024

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Solar Lighting Increases Safety Economically

Brighter Street—Safer Solutions Every street and sidewalk in a city or town deserves to be well-lit, especially when it can directly increase feelings of safety and deter crime. With that said, installing hundreds or thousands of traditional wired street lights can increase costs to the developers and negatively impact the environment. No […]

07 February 2024

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The Future of Solar is Bright: The Top Three Things We Learned at SALC 2023

About SALC 2023 Recently, Sol attended the Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) presented by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) to assess the latest innovations and areas of focus for outdoor lighting specifiers. Overview of SALC 2023 SALC gathers expert attendees from across the United States and internationally to represent utilities, […]

07 February 2024

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Five Considerations for Using Solar Lighting in Cold Climates

1. Solar Lighting is Growing Everyday Interest in solar lighting has constantly increased since its conception, primarily for its efficiency and as a sustainable solution to energy consumption. Given its popularity, many residents in colder climates with less sun exposure have a desire to utilize the power of solar lighting as well. […]

07 February 2024

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How to Improve Safety and Usability in Local Parks, Trails, and Outdoor Spaces After Dark

As the sun sets earlier and earlier during the winter months, people have less time to enjoy the parks in their communities due to inadequate lighting. In turn, adults and children alike miss out on critical health benefits that come with spending time outdoors, such as boosts in energy and decreased anxiety. […]

07 February 2024

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Sol by Sunna Design: Illuminating a Sustainable Future for Local Governments

Local governments across the nation are embracing a brighter and greener future with Sol by Sunna Design’s groundbreaking solar lighting solutions. Recognizing the unique pain points municipalities face, Sol offers innovative products that tackle challenges such as reducing infrastructure costs, providing reliable off-grid operation, eliminating carbon emissions, and combating copper theft. Innovative Solar […]

07 February 2024

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Sunna Design Lights the Way: Achieving New Milestones in 2023

In 2023, Sunna Design, the leader in connected solar lighting, has continued its remarkable journey, surpassing key milestones and advancing its strategic plan. Advancements with partnerships in North America and in Africa are propelling the Sunna Design Group forward. The team met […]

07 February 2024

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Sol exhibited at Light Fair 2023

North America’s Leading Solar Lighting Brand Showcases Cutting-Edge Solutions for Sustainable Outdoor Illumination Sol by Sunna Design, the premier solar lighting brand in North America, lit up the stage at LightFair 2023, held in the heart of New York City. Sol by Sunna Design at LightFair 2023, New York […]

07 February 2024

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Sol partners with Canada’s largest renewable energy distributer

Sol Partners with Canada’s Largest Renewable Energy Distributer Victoria – Canada, April 25th, 2022 – SOL is pleased to announce its distribution partnership with GUILLEVIN GREENTECH –, a leader in energy transition with Canada. Victoria, BC, Canada Partnership with Guillevin Greentech As a division of Guillevin, Guillevin Greentech was formed […]

07 February 2024

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Maximize Reliability and Performance: Why Conventional Solar Lights Outperform Solar Poles Every Time

In this analysis, we’ll reveal why traditional solar lights outshine solar poles in terms of performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Understanding Solar Lighting Technologies As sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions gain traction, solar lighting emerges as an essential component in modern urban planning. Innovative systems that use renewable energy offer a viable […]

07 February 2024

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Sunna design, SOLS’s parent company wins a M$45 contract to deploy solar lighting in Togo

Sunna design, SOL’s parent company wins a M$45 contract to deploy solar lighting in Togo The 45 million dollars contract involves supplying and installation of 50,000 connected solar street lamps in several thousand non-electrified rural villages as well as maintenance and related services for 12 years, under a Public-Private Partnership. Sunna Design, SOL’s […]

07 February 2024

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Hot Lights: Can Solar Lights Give off Some Heat?

Solar lights are becoming increasingly popular for lighting up outdoor spaces while reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. However, one question that often comes up is whether solar lights can give off any heat. The short answer is yes, solar lights can give off some heat, but it’s usually not enough to […]

25 September 2023

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What is LED Retrofit? Everything You Need to Know

In the lighting industry, light-emitting diodes (LED) are quickly becoming the predominant type of lighting for industrial and commercial applications, both indoors and outdoors. In contrast with other popular types of light bulbs commercial buildings use, such as incandescent and fluorescent lights, LED light bulbs are more energy efficient. They are also […]

27 June 2023

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Light pollution: facts, issues and solutions for public lighting

Light pollution is the excessive or misdirected artificial light that can negatively affect the environment and human health With the increasing use of artificial lighting in urban areas, light pollution has become a significant problem that needs to be addressed. Light pollution not only wastes energy and increases costs, but it […]

27 June 2023

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Solar streetlights: an end-to-end ecological solution thanks to recycling

Reducing Waste and Carbon Footprint: The Benefits of Recycling Materials in Solar Streetlamp Manufacturing Solar streetlamps are a sustainable lighting solution that provides a wide range of benefits, including energy savings, cost savings, and reduced carbon emissions. However, the ecological benefits of solar streetlamps don’t stop there. Thanks to the recycling […]

26 June 2023

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Solar LED Parking Lot Lights

Parking lot lighting can illuminate the night for the safety of employees and customers using them. Still, emerging trends reveal this sense of security can be accomplished with lower light levels than previously believed. Conventional HID lights have more light trespass—wasted light—that contributes to light pollution and renders […]

28 September 2023

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